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Temenos Rising Retreat: 4 DAYS OF SURFING, CONNECTION & QIGONG

Temenos Rising Retreat: 4 DAYS OF SURFING, CONNECTION & QIGONG

Join Temenos Rising for an inspiring, restorative and engaging weekend of surf and community on the spectacular Oregon Coast!

You’ll have the opportunity to surf daily, build your confidence in the water and absorb the salt and play of the Pacific Ocean. We will take time to slow down and practice being in the healing company of the natural world. Meditation, Qigong, body movement and time for reflection are woven throughout our active days together. There will be time to explore your relationship with the Ocean, what she can teach you, and how the Earth can help restore connection with your authentic and best self.

You’ll learn about the art and technique of surfing as well as information about tides, waves, currents and the culture of women in surfing. Kelly Potts, pro-surfer, ocean whisperer and dedicated surf coach, will offer guidance as you learn the basics of surfing or hone your skills. Depending on the surf conditions, we will surf at Agate Beach or Otter Rock, just north of Newport, OR. Delicious and nourishing food is provided and prepared with love.

Answer the call to stoke the fire of your divine feminine and honor the wild and sacred within you! Be reminded of the unique gifts you bring to the world and how you want to show up in your daily life. Go home feeling recharged and reconnected.

No experience necessary; just an open heart and willingness to connect with the sacred relationships of our deepest selves, other women and Mother Earth. We will have surf instruction for everyone: 1st Timers/ Beginners/ Intermediate/ Advanced

Our Team for the Surf Retreat:
Kelly Potts, Pro-Surfer and Mentor
Kelly Potts’ exuberance for life can be contagious — all thanks to her life-long participation in sports. As a teen she formed a passionate relationship with nature when she took up surfing, marrying sport with the outdoors, and since then has centered her life around adventure and wave hunting. It is with no surprise that Kelly decided to share the great gifts she gained through surfing with her Maui community by providing free surfing clinics and retreats for local females, as well as for indigenous girls and women in the Pacific Northwest. Through the sport of surfing Kelly helps females discover their inner lordess, while perpetuating sisterhood.

Irene Bailey, Program Director
(pronouns: she/her) I have been designing and facilitating experiences that connect people more deeply to themselves, their community and the natural world for over fifteen years. I have worked with numerous environmental and sustainability education programs as an educator, leader, mentor and wilderness guide.

My life journey has led me to my innate gift of supporting women to flourish and re-discover their unique path with greater confidence and love. I believe wholeheartedly in the transformation and deep healing that is possible when women allow Nature to be their wise teacher and cultivate a deep kinship with the wild feminine. I am passionate about sharing inspirational adventures that nourish the mind, body and spirit.

My intention is to be present and awake in my daily life and I have been exploring meditation and body based spiritual practices for over five years. I have a MS in Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State University and call Portland and the Pacific Northwest home. I enjoy hiking, ocean kayaking, surfing, practicing yoga and meditation, spending time with my community (human and non), growing food and taking romps with my pup. I bring my whole self to this work for the benefit of all beings.

Liz Vitale, Qigong and Acupuncture
My approach to practicing East Asian medicine tends towards gentleness, reflecting the knowledge that our bodies are incredibly capable of healing themselves, given appropriate stimulus and space. I have a private practice in Pacific City, where I also lead qigong classes. I am a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters of Science degree from the National University of Natural Medicine and went on to complete a residency at their teaching clinic in Portland, Oregon. I am always working towards treating the root cause of imbalance, which can lead to lasting relief.

I’m deeply in love with the ocean and find that surfing is a therapeutic way of connecting with it, and with others in the community. Originally from New York, I moved west to study medicine and now find myself at home on the Oregon Coast.

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